The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote
the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through
an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient
services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in
those we serve.
Do you want to make a
difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care
environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity
for you to join our hospital’s team!
The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley
Hospital (CVH) seeks qualified
individuals for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow – Psychology Department
(Clinical). This position is located
within Addiction Services Division (ASD), Merritt 2 A/B, Male Rehab Unit, 1000 Silver
Street, Middletown. This is a full-time, 37.50 hours per week position. The
schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The position number
Our mission in ASD is to stabilize, assist clients in develop coping skills,
and help clients move into the recovery zone. Merritt 2 A/B is a
30-bed male intensive rehabilitation unit using evidence-based practices with
an emphasis on gender-specific treatment and trauma informed services guide
aspects of care planning. As part of the discharge planning process, clients
are assisted in connecting to continuing care and associated community support
services, including medication assisted treatment when indicated.
In this role you will discover the opportunity to:
Provide individual and group psychotherapy services to
Participate in team discussions of cases;
Assess client’s psychological needs and report on strategies to address those needs;
Document psychological services in treatment plan and
progress notes pursuant to division/hospital standards; and
Provide feedback to client and staff on progress in therapy
and assessment findings.
We participate in a competitive
benefits plan that includes healthcare
coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy
work-life balance to all
Interested in knowing more about becoming a State
of Connecticut employee, check out the video below!
Please note the term of appointment to
positions in this class shall be for a period of one (1) year, renewable to a
maximum of three (3) years, at which time the incumbent must achieve licensure
as a psychologist in Connecticut.
This position will be filled in
accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer,
promotion and merit employment rules.
Candidates who meet the
Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for
this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
The immediate vacancy is listed
above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future
vacancies in this job class.
employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless
Due to the volume of applications
anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during
the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal
This posting may require
completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via
an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by
visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires
section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's
expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status
Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily
basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a
Although applicants will receive
correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to
their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all
emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
In order to comply
with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes
during the initial application process.
Note: At any point during
the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional
documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.
These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts,
diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references,
licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must
meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In State facilities, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders or participating in other psychological services involving diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Selects and administers diagnostic tests to patients/clients with psychopathological manifestations; analyzes results of tests and develops treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling and community consultations under supervision; makes recommendations for transfer, discharge and follow up activities; participates in development, implementation and coordination of new service programs; conducts psychological research; writes professional reports; may assist in supervision of psychology interns; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology with a general knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable knowledge of selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; knowledge of psychological research techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to make psychological diagnosis and prognosis; ability to conduct psychotherapy; ability to provide consultation and training services; ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to relate experimental data to treatment modalities.
Applicants must have graduated from an educational program approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists with consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Generally, this will be interpreted as possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from a college or university program which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or as otherwise determined by the Board and the Commissioner. Applicants possessing degrees from other than APA accredited programs must first gain acceptance from the Department of Public Health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology as indicated above and completion of a one (1) year clinical internship.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language. 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/ clients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
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